Originally Posted by Kho84
I have been playing on and off for 10 years. Low-stakes. Casual poker. I normally hit the SnG STT and MTTs. Not a big winner, but I cover my costs.
Lately it seems that while sitting at the poker table I feel like I'm losing the will to live. There's no life in my game. Watching other people play when I'm not involved in the pot is like watching paint dry. If I win, I couldn't really care less. If I lose, feels mundane.
How can I get myself back to loving the game? Try new formats? Ring Games? Or should I just quit while I'm still ahead?
I don't hate poker. Poker is like an old friend. Maybe this is what marriage is like?
Poker is not compulsory. If you don't enjoy it and it's not making you much money then spend the time doing something you enjoy instead. As for regaining enthusiasm I stop playing completely and study really hard with that time instead. After a couple of weeks I am itching to get back to playing because I feel that I have strengthened my game as a player and want to check it out in practice.